Post # 1
but honestly after 2 years of planning I can not begin to tell you all how much I can’t wait for it to be OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes – I’m excited for it to be here and I know it’ll be awesome and beautiful, etc…etc…but wedding planning has practically consumed my life now for the past 2 years. My husband (remember, we’re legal…) and I have only been together for 3.5 years – so for MORE time than we’ve been together – I’ve been planning this wedding!!!!!!
Yes – we should have done this last year, but #1 we wouldn’t have gotten the venue we wanted in such a short period of time and #2 I THOUGHT by waiting two years we’d have more money. Yeah – I can’t tell you all how much I’m stressing out over $$$ right now. and – can I say, too – everyone IRL who keeps telling me “oooh stop stressing it’ll be fine” – isn’t IN MY shoes! stressing is what i do! lol. :p
Anyone else more ready just to have it done and over with?
Post # 3
I am ready to have the “getting ready” over with, but I don’t want to rush THE DAY. I want it to feel like it’s 3 weeks long! I know it won’t but I am going to do my best to slow down and take everything in.
24 days for me.. eeks.
Post # 4
I’m right there with you date twin. (And I’ve only been planning since 3/09) But I am so ready for it to just be done. I know I’ll enjoy the day, but all this last minute planning of minutae trying to work out details… I’m just so over it!
Post # 5
4.5 weeks to go – 31 days and counting!!!! again – don’t get me wrong – part of me can’t WAIT as I know it’ll be beyond awesome!
BUT SERIOUSLY. i guess i’m just having a freak-out day.
plus – for the past TWO YEARS – alllllll that seems to come out of our mouths is “after the wedding we can do ______”
i’ve posted before, too, about how last year I got a promotion which in reality while it paid more – was a bit of a pay-cut because my previous position was hourly with tons of overtime – and this new position had NO overtime…so without that overtime, i took a pretty decent “pay-cut”…with the PROMISE of after 6-months getting promoted and getting a HUGE pay-raise…thing is – they screwed up my training and now – instead of having gotten that pay raise back in february like I’d been expecting – and obviously would have been GREAT for the up-coming wedding…yeah my promotion will be hitting my paycheck TWO DAYS AFTER the wedding! so for the past year, too – i’ve not had ANY extra money that I THOUGHT I would have had which was what helped make my decision to take THIS position instead of the other higher-paying position I was offered at the same time (again, though – I have to add – I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my job, but it’s frustrating).
There’s SO many things we’ve wanted to do / buy and haven’t been able to because EVERYTHING is for the wedding. I lost 30 pounds last year but haven’t been able to go clothes shopping because EVERY little bit of extra is for the wedding.
AND to top it all of – i’m highly allergic to poison ivy/oak – and what do I have ALL over my neck and body right now? Yes, i went to the doc – have all the creams and it’s going away but seriously – part of me just wants to scream!
ok. just needed to get all that out. thank you. 😀
Post # 6
Ditto…. to ALL of it. I’m over the planning, its really draining (I blame the wedding for why I’m sick right now… its a stretch, but I’m going with it). I think my main stressor is money. If I had a dollar for everytime I said, “We can do that after the wedding!”, I’d be able to pay for a large chunk of the wedding. I’m broke, ever penny seems to be accounted for. And I miss my friends! They get to just do stuff, I can’t right now 🙁
Post # 7
I feel you. I’m just so stressed right now that I’ve started to resent the wedding for taking all my time and money. Although I am excited, I’m just tired of thinking about tables and RSVPs and flowers and whatever.
Post # 8
Exactly, @Jennifer_espos! it is SO incredibly frustrating to CONSTANTLY turn down all our friends “sorry we can’t do that – we have NO money”…and yup – if we had a dollar for every time we’ve said “after the wedding” we’d literally be millionaires.
And hotchild – that’s exactly what it is…i HATE the feeling of resenting my wedding – because again – it’s what i’ve wanted for SO long – but yeah i almost am…even my hubby said, the other day “once this ‘damn’ wedding is over”…
I have to remind myself how beautiful it’ll be but maaaaaannnnnnnnnn
i’m going in for a hair cut/trim tonight – and my stylist is awesome and does like a 20 minute head massage while shampooing my hair (and i’m in a massage chair…i LOVE my salon! lol) and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to this tiny bit of pampering I’m getting! lol